Cook perfect pasta:
Want to serve spaghetti or any pasta that's cooked to perfection and packed with flavour? Here are some tips for successful pasta every time.
Step 1: Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Salt increases the boiling point of the water and enhances the flavour of the pasta.
Step 2: Add the pasta and stir occasionally to stop the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Don't add oil to the water as this will stop the sauce from clinging to the cooked pasta.
Step 3: Cook the pasta following packet directions or until al dente, which is Italian for "to the tooth". To test this, remove a piece of pasta from the pan and take a bite - it should be cooked but still slightly firm in the centre. Drain, but don't rinse the pasta as this will wash away the starch that is needed to absorb the flavours of the sauce.